competitiveness


competitiveness
com|pet|i|tive|ness [kəmˈpetıtıvnıs] n [U]
1.) the ability of a company, country, or a product to compete with others
New machinery has enhanced the company's productivity and competitiveness.
Europe's competitiveness in international markets
2.) the desire to be more successful than other people
Her enthusiasm and competitiveness rubbed off on everyone.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • competitiveness — competitive ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or characterized by competition. 2) strongly desiring to be more successful than others. 3) as good as or better than others of a comparable nature. DERIVATIVES competitively adverb competitiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • competitiveness — noun see competitive …   New Collegiate Dictionary